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Political Notes: EQCA, finally, unveils its 2023 scorecard for CA lawmakers

Political Notes: EQCA, finally, unveils its 2023 scorecard for CA lawmakers

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 8, 2024

Although the 2023 legislative session ended six months ago, only now is Equality California releasing its annual grading of state lawmakers on their support for LGBTQ legislation last year.

Public will be able to purchase much-debated SF Castro Theatre seats

Public will be able to purchase much-debated SF Castro Theatre seats

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 5, 2024

Later this month the public will be able to purchase the orchestra-level seats that once adorned the Castro Theatre in San Francisco's LGBTQ neighborhood.

Low survives historic primary race, will vie in November to be Bay Area's 1st gay congressmember

Low survives historic primary race, will vie in November to be Bay Area's 1st gay congressmember

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 4, 2024

Having survived a historic primary race for an open South Bay U.S. House seat, gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) will now vie in November to be the Bay Area's first gay congressmember.

Castro Merchants prez Asten Bennett cruises to reelection

Castro Merchants prez Asten Bennett cruises to reelection

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 4, 2024

Castro Merchants Association President Terry Asten Bennett and other incumbent board members rode an easy path to reelection at the organization's April 4 meeting.

Low and Simitian tied for 2nd in House race

Low and Simitian tied for 2nd in House race

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 3, 2024

After San Mateo County updated its vote count Wednesday, gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian are now tied for second place in their primary race for an open South Bay U.S. House seat.

Sacramento seeks public input on LGBTQ history

Sacramento seeks public input on LGBTQ history

  • HISTORY
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 3, 2024

The city of Sacramento is seeking the public's participation as it documents the state capital's queer history and preservationists write a historic context statement.

Political Notebook: Milk ship voyage marks naval sea return for trans sponsor

Political Notebook: Milk ship voyage marks naval sea return for trans sponsor

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 3, 2024

During her time in the Navy Paula Neira routinely got seasick when she boarded a vessel. It would take her at least 24 hours to find her sea legs.

Editorial: Shame on US Postal Service

Editorial: Shame on US Postal Service

  • NEWS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Apr 3, 2024

We're not surprised by much these days, but the United States Postal Service managed to stun us with its letter stating that a stamp honoring gay college student Matthew Shepard was rejected as too "negative."

Guest Opinion: Graphic novelist shares his SF story

Guest Opinion: Graphic novelist shares his SF story

  • NEWS
  • by Jonah Newman
  • Apr 3, 2024

I'm an author, illustrator, and editor who grew up in the Bay Area. My debut graphic novel "Out of Left Field," published by Andrews McMeel in March, is based on my experiences playing baseball as a gay kid in San Francisco.

Transmissions: In visibility

Transmissions: In visibility

Though completely random happenstance, Easter and the Transgender Day of Visibility occurred on the same day this year, Sunday, March 31.

Boswell lecture to examine New Testament through queer theory

Boswell lecture to examine New Testament through queer theory

  • NEWS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 3, 2024

This year's Boswell lecture at the Pacific School of Religion's Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion will be offering an interpretation of the intersection between sex and the Bible based in queer theory.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 3, 2024

Readers weigh in on the USNS Harvey Milk; the joys of Redding, CA; and the 'Unpacking in P'Town' review.

News Briefs: Rec and Park cancels SF 420 festival

News Briefs: Rec and Park cancels SF 420 festival

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Apr 3, 2024

What a buzz-kill. Officials with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Sounds Bazaar have announced that this year's 420 festival to celebrate cannabis has been canceled.

'Ken Jesus' is the hunky winner

'Ken Jesus' is the hunky winner

  • NEWS
  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 3, 2024

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's 45th anniversary and Easter party March 31 drew thousands to San Francisco's Mission Dolores Park for an afternoon of fun and performances and great weather.